North Jersey Notes: John Kiernan, Queen V, Lethal Affection, and More

JOHN KIERNAN – Paramus, NJ

Have you ever heard of a guitar player named John Kiernan? Neither have I until today! Holy crap! This guy shreds and he’s from North Jersey! How have I never heard of him before is beyond me, but look out Steve Bello and Angel …

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North Jersey Notes: Blood Feast, Billy Monroe, Dark Sky Choir, and More

BLOOD FEAST – Watchung, NJ

One of the bands that my old BlackOcean drummer Bill Cavallo, who now plays in a Philadelphia-based thrash band called Faith Or Fear, turned me onto is a thrash band from Watchung, NJ called Blood Feast, and it just so happened that my bass …

by   |  06/14/2017  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: Blood Feast, Billy Monroe, Dark Sky Choir, and More

Inked Out: Coffey Shop Tattoos – Long Island City, NY

After a Yankees game one Saturday in April with my cousin and his girlfriend, my wife and I went back to see his new apartment in Long Island City. First of all, have any of you been to Long Island City in a while? Holy smokes! Hoboken where? This was …

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North Jersey Notes: Anthems For Autumn, Killcode, Corevalay, and More

ANTHEMS FOR AUTUMN – Point Pleasant Beach, NJ

Where the hell did these guys come from? I was taking a look at the upcoming shows at Dingbatz in Clifton, NJ and this band Anthems For Autumn piqued my interest because of their stunning lead singer who happened to have a …

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North Jersey Notes: Everything Falls, New Theory, Voodoo Terror, and More

EVERYTHING FALLS – Springfield, NJ

So, next week, my band Rahway will be celebrating the release of our new CD, Undefeated, which actually gets released this week, with a CD Release Party at Crossroads in Garwood, NJ on June 10. The band opening the evening is a band that …

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North Jersey Notes: Victim, Broken Past, Ryder, and More

VICTIM – Northampton, PA

So, one of my buddies, Bill Caufman, from PA and former drummer of the band Governing Murphy, recently reached out about his new project, Victim. Like I do with all of my friends, I give their projects a quick listen, and if I really like …

by   |  05/24/2017  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: Victim, Broken Past, Ryder, and More

North Jersey Notes: Ten Ton Mojo, Powerflo, Brand Of Julez, and More

The Ten Ton Mojo guys have finally announced the name of their new singer. It’s Joey Lanz from The Bullys, who have been rocking NYC since the late ’90s. Lanz will make his Ten Ton Mojo debut at The Gramercy Theatre in NYC on May 27 with special guests Among …

by   |  05/17/2017  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: Ten Ton Mojo, Powerflo, Brand Of Julez, and More

An Interview With Don Jamieson: Don Jamieson Has A Communication Breakdown With His New Cd

One of my favorite people to interview is a person that I actually call a friend. I’m talking about comedian and former That Metal Show co-host, Don Jamieson. I was introduced to Don by my old guitar player Dennis Kimak and my late friend (R.I.P.) Andrew Gilardi when Don was …

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North Jersey Notes: The Cringe, Downshallow, Seas Of Wake, and More

THE CRINGE—New York City

Sometimes these sponsored posts on Facebook actually work. Otherwise, I may have never stumbled across the band The Cringe from New York City. These guys are cool as hell! I’ve heard their song “Anything You Say” on SiriusXM and didn’t realize it was them until just …

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Inked Out: Iron Horse Tattoo – Williamstown, NJ

Just when I thought that I’ve visited every tattoo shop in Jersey, I pass by one on my way home from picking up a pizza for my wife and me that I’ve never seen before. I pulled in really quick to take a look and I walked into one of …

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